Cowboys second-year safety Jakar Hamilton says his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy was the result not of him failing a test, but of him missing a test. That doesn’t help anyone at the moment, but Hamilton believes he’s learned his lesson.
“They said I missed. I’m not really for sure, but they suspended me and what’s done is done,” he told the team’s website. “My next thing is to have this as testimony, a statement for the upcoming guys--don’t mess with it.”
A seventh round pick out of Baylor, Hamilton appeared in three games last year and recorded two tackles. He is currently on the reserve/suspended list, and there’s a chance this could put his future with Dallas in jeopardy.
“Unfortunately for Jakar, he’s a young, developing player,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “He was really doing some good things at the early part of training camp and he’s been out the last couple of weeks, so that’s hurt him. And obviously being suspended for four games is not good for our football team or good for his personal development. So we’ll have to make some roster decisions in and around that.”
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